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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – 11.19.2019

Today’s episode of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee features Brett and Erik. Beginning the show they talk about keep up to date on the impeachment hearings. Is everyone else feeling so burnt out? Then Brett talks about the secretive Operation Nightingale and how likely it is that Amazon and Google have compromised the information of some…

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MN Progressive Repartee – 11.15.19

Brett speaks with Dan Goldberg of Alliance for Justice’s Building the Bench initiative about how they plan on adding progressive judges to the federal benches under a new Democratic president. ALso Rob Levine of EdHiveMN.com tells us about how non-profit foundations are funding anti-teacher initiatives.

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Todd Casey of Better Futures MN

Brett Johnson spoke with Todd Casey, one of the shift supervisors at Better Futures Minnesota. Todd talked about his experience working for Better Futures Minnesota and how they’ve helped him transition to a post-incarceration life.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – 11.12.2019

Today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee for the day starts with Brett interviewing Alan Collinge, founder of Student Loan Justice, to discuss the history and current state of the student loans crisis. Filiberto Gomez, editor for Workday Minnesota,  then joins Brett to discuss recent news surrounding labor both locally and nationwide. The show ends with Brett and…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – 11.06.2019

Today’s episode of Minnesota Progressive Repartee is host by Robert Pilot. He speaks about the current activism of Generation Z and how they’ll shape the future of politics. Robert also unveils the plans for his new show of Wednesdays at 5 PM.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – 11.05.2019

Today’s episode of Minnesota Progressive Repartee is hosted by Brett Johnson with Erik producing. Brett opens the show with an extended 2-part interview of Peter Callaghan of the MinnPost to discuss the currents state of various issues at the forefront of Minnesota state politics. Later, is it even worth having elections on off years? Is…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – October 28, 2019

Brett Johnson and Sam Turnberg on today’s 4 PM show. We discuss: 70% of #millennials say they’d be open to voting for a #socialist. More surprisingly (at least to Brett) is that nearly 50% of Gen Xers said they’re open to it. What do we make of this? Why is trash such a big election…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – 10.25.2019

Brett speaks with Suzanne Gordon, journalist and author who writes about healthcare delivery and health care systems about how healthcare workers have been winning better pay and conditions through striking. Also Brett Buckner, one of the organizers for the basic income rally, speaks about universal basic income.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – 10.24.2019

Brett hosts the Minnesota Progressive Repartee today, with Erik producing. They discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding the Washington football team and the protests in Minnesota surrounding it. Robert Pilot calls in with a surprise guest Peggy Flanagan (Lieutenant Gov. of MN). Late in the hour they take guest call and speak about minings affect on…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – 10.23.2019

Today’s special episode of Minnesota Progressive Repartee is hosted by Robert Pilot. On it he discusses the many issues facing Hawaii with The Native Truth host, Anne Keala Kelly. Later in the Show Robert welcomes on Spike Moss to discuss how he is fighting racist branding in sports.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – 10.22.2019

Brett hosts today’s episode of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee with Erik producing. To open the show Brett comments on Trump’s choice to use the word “lynching” to describe his treatment during the impeachment proceedings. Kim Milliard is on to discuss her group Minneapolis for a Better Police Contract. The ACLU is suing the state of…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – 10.17.2019

On today’s episode of Minnesota Progressive Repartee Brett hosts with Erik and Kate on production. To open the show Brett discusses his various traffic pet peeves and finds common ground with Eric on peoples’ refusal to zipper merge. Amy Klobuchar finds fundraising success in telling people what they can’t have.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – 10.16.2019

On this episode of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee Robert Pilot hosts with guest, Hennepin County Sheriff, David Hutchinson for the whole show. “Hutch” takes calls for the show and answers community questions about policing in Hennepin County.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – October 10, 2019

On today’s episode of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee. Brett Johnson hosts with Erik and Kate. Brett opens the show with an interview from Minneapolis city council member Steve Fletcher live from the Trump protests. LAter in the show callers discuss everything from the costs of the protests to how Trump will stir up hate by…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – October 9, 2019

Today’s episode of Minnesota Progressive Repartee is a special episode hosted by Robert Pilot of I’m Awake! With call ins and guests Henry Boucha, Jamie Edwards! Discussing everything from Trump’s arrival in Minnesota to Native American issues in sports.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – October 8, 2019

Brett Johnson Hosts today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee. Beginning with a discussion about Bob Kroll and his standing a head of the local police Union. Brett questions why police would want someone so politically opinionated as Kroll to lead their union. Late in the show Brett interviews John Nichols of The Nation in part 2.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – October 3, 2019

On today’s episode of Minnesota Progressive Repartee Bretts hosts with Erik on production. Brett opens the show with a discussion of how Minnesota may be redistricted when we, in all likelihood, lose a house representative in Congress. New updates on infamous Labor Day State Fair fight. And why is vaping suddenly being represented as an…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – October 1, 2019

On Today’s episode of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee, Brett Johnson hosts with Erik behind the board. Brett discusses the current state of the Democratic roster leading up into the fourth debate. Did Tulsi blow a golden opportunity? Is Warren pulling away from the pack? Is Bernie being framed unfairly. Next in the show Brett talks…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – September 27, 2019

Brett speaks with Hamline University professor David Schultz about the Democratic strategy on impeachment. Also Andrew Lawrence of Media Matters about how FOX News has been reporting on the whitsleblower story. And we listen to part of Paul Metsa’s conversation with John Kiriakou, a former CIA agent who blew the whistle on the Bush administration’s…

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The Progressive Minnesota Repartee – September 26, 2019

On today’s episode of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee Brett hosts and Erik produces. On the first segment Brett discusses labor disputes at the MSP Airport with Filiberto Nolasco-Gomez . Later in the show Brett questions whether Giuliani has lost his mind and can Democrats survive in an era without Wall Street donors?

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – September 24, 2019

On Today’s episode of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee Brett Johnson hosts with Erik producing and Gregory Rich adding his distinctive spice. Are robocalls driving you crazy? Telemarketers annoying you at all hours of the day? We welcome Roger Anderson to discuss his ingenious app to turn the table on your telecom harassers. Later in the…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – September 13, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes are on today’s show. We talk about last night’s debate. Brett was very unhappy with a position taken by both Bernie and Biden. It’s something that would completely derail their presidency if either are elected. Hear what it was coming up! Also tuition at the U has gone from $300…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – September 11, 2019

Hunter Hawes and Erik Nelson host this Minnesota Progressive Repartee for your Miercoles con los Muchachos. Hunter explains what has been happening with his life with the past couple weeks of absence and plans going forward. The world changed on September 11, 2001 and the pair discuss the prospect of ever returning to a time…

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David Schultz (MN Progressive Repartee 9/4/19)

Brett Johnson was recently joined by Hamline University political science professor David Schultz. They discussed parallels on how the DFL is trying to drive young voter turnout in 2020 with legalizing recreational marijuana to what the DFL did in 2012 getting young voters to the polls to vote against the anti-marriage amendment. They also talked…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – September 6, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes on the Repartee. Coming up: Lots of Amazon related news stories, including how the company is able to avoid legal responsibility when it’s drivers crash and sometimes even kill people. We have a 3rd reported death from vaping. Fair or not, could this hurt the push to legalize recreational marijuana?…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – September 5, 2019

Ya Boy Hunter Hawes is back in the booth! As well as Brett and Erik. Minnesotans do a surprisingly good job of being on the right side of issues…at least according to the state fair opinion polls We continue yesterday’s discussion about the DFL’s strategy of hinging electoral success of recreation marijuana legalization. Could the…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 29, 2019

Today’s episode of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee is hosted Brett Johnson and Erik. They work their way through the Minnesota House of Representatives poll being provided to State Fair goers and give their thoughts and positions on the issues of background checks to gas taxes to cursive. Keith Ellison speaks on the controversy surrounding Ilhan…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 27, 2019

This Minnesota Progressive Repartee is host by Brett Johnson with Erik producing. They discuss what Ozmek’s strategy or lack thereof was for drunkenly expressing how his political opponent would be defeated with exceedingly violent metaphors. Minnesota eyes a way to protect contracted workers from being victims of wage theft by their “employers”.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 26, 2019

Brett Johnson and Sam Turnberg host today’s Repartee. We talk about: Don’t convince your Republican friends to vote Dem (they won’t). Tell them to vote for Joe Walsh (Trump’s new primary challenger) Rumors of Ilhan Omar facing a significant DFL primary challenger. Also another well-known name might run in CD8. How 3rd party candidates in…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 23, 2019

Ellie Krug fills in for both Matt McNeil and the Minnesota Progressive Repartee.She talks about how most humans at their core are good people despite so often seeing in the media people hating each other and being divided.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 22, 2019

Today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee is hosted by Brett Johnson and Erik Nelson. We talk about Trump’s polling numbers and the impact of an economic downturn on his electability. Take a call from Randy who explains that Trump’s polling numbers are not to be trusted as they have been inaccurate in the past. and we announce…

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The Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 21, 2019

On today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee, Robert Pilot (I’m Awake Saturdays 1PM – 3PM on AM950) guest hosts alongside guest/co-host/friend-of-the-show Bob Blake “From Red Lake” and they finish giving their rundown on the performances of the presidential candidates at the recent Native American forum in Sioux City Iowa. Later in the show Sheriff Dave Hutchinson calls…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 20, 2019

Today’s episode of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee is packed to the brim with SOLUTIONS!!! Gregory Rich from Drink in the Style joins Brett and Erik. Together we explore how to solve the healthcare system, high frequency trading and how to discuss racism. We end the show with a caller who manages to solve it all…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 19, 2019

Brett Johnson and Sam Turnberg host today’s Repartee. We talk about: Turning out your base vs. appealing to moderates. Which works better? And is it even a relevant question? Bad polling numbers on the economy for Trump

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 16, 2019

Robert Pilot and Curtis West fill in and host today’s Repartee and talk about what is a pow wow and what is the proper etiquette. Also a preview of next week when Robert broadcasts live from a native American themed Presidential forum. Then what steps we can take to protect our native lands.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 14, 2019

Brett speaks with 3 guests on today’s show: right wing counter-terrorism expert Simon Clark, founder of the Minnesota Housing Partnership Chip Hallbach about the lack of affordable housing in Minnesota, and former chief of staff for the secretary of interior Matt Lee Ashley  about sustaining public parks.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 15, 2019

The Solutions Episode of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee! Brett shares his ideas on how to combat gerrymandering by changing the rules for the House of Representatives. They take calls from listeners who share their various ideas on how to fix issues in our voting systems.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 13, 2019

Today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee is hosted by Robert Pilot w/ guest MN state rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein take calls and answer questions ranging from reparations for the Native community to the foster care system to the Polymet mines.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 8, 2019

Wait what??!! Matt McNeil actually fills in for the first few minutes until Hunter Hawes takes over. We talk about CD5 GOP candidate Danielle Stella getting kicked out of Seward Coop for her anti-immigration “views.” Also why is there no faction in politics of those who are economically liberal and socially conservative.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 7, 2019

Today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee AKA Miercoles with your Muchachos (AKA Beer & Colas with Some Good Tacos) focuses on the recent tragic shooting and what now seems to be the new normal. Are Americans being inappropriate when we exploit these tragedies as an opportunity to argue political points? We take calls and discuss the role…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 6, 2019

It’s another solutions show on today’s Repartee! Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes are joined by Gregory Rich of Habitation Furnishing + Design. Call in to 952-946-6205 with your solutions to any problem. Whether it’s gerrymandering, gun violence, Medicare or something else! And we’ll also be giving away a pair of tickets to Capital Steps Comedy…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 5, 2019

Brett Johnson and Sam Turnberg host today’s Repartee. We talk about: How using language like “infest” “rats” and “invasion” normalize hate, whether that’s the intentional or not. Also why we need to stop blaming “mental illness” for mass shootings. More numbers on the lack of middle class housing in Mpls and St. Paul What is…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 2, 2019

Hunter starts today’s show comparing Harding and Trump in terms of who was/is the first president. Also thoughts on the September debates coming up with Amy Klobuchar qualifying and if Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard might qualify.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 1, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes host the Repartee. On tap: In Brett’s unpopular weekly take he explains why he actually kind of likes John Delaney and Michael Bennett Why was CNN trying to revive the corpse that is the TPP? More proof the economy actually stinks: For the last 2 months in St. Paul there’s…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 31, 2019

Hunter Hawes and Erik host today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee. Hunter discusses his belief that democrats should be willing to compromise on social issues in order to pursue economic justice. Then they take your calls to discuss the democratic debates.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 30, 2019

Hunter Hawes hosts today’s show and speaks with Rev. Dean J. Seal of Shepherd of the Hill Church in Chaska about their Tuesday dialogue tonight where they’re speaking with Jamil Anderson. She’s a nationwide diversity trainer and teacher and her presentation, Empathy and Equity, provides valuable tools for those who want to de-escalate racial tension…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 29, 2019

Today’s Repartee is a little different. Brett Johnson has Gregory Rich of Habitation Furnishing + Design and host of Drink in the Style (Sundays 5 PM) along with Dan Newkirk in studio. Gregory recently posed an interesting question about political talk shows and podcasts: Why are they always so negative? So today we change the…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 26, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes host today’s Repartee. We talk about: Scott Jensen, one of the last moderate/reasonable Republican state Senators, will not seek reelection in 2020 Amy Klobuchar’s “fun with numbers” Polling shows American are not actually scared of “socialism” The local corporate media is finally covering Glencore’s connections to Polymet The repoman is…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 25, 2019

On the show: Brett Johnson’s unpopular take of the day: Why Democrats might be better off with Trump winning in 2020 New polling shows voters aren’t all that scared of “socialism” Amy Klobuchar’s “fun with numbers” Dean Phillips has an official 2020 challenger Beyond the rhetoric, Ilhan Omar legislatively has actually accomplished quite a bit.…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 24, 2019

Today’s MPR is a Miracle Whip in your gazpacho with Hunter and Erik. Richard Painter Joins in to say that you can’t indict a sitting President. In the second half listener calls are taken discussing everything from Mossad-Epstein connections, the cultural gaslighting taking place to erase everyone’s understanding of the idiom’s 30 year history of…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 23, 2019

Hunter Hawes and Brett Johnson host the Repartee. Hunter airs his grievances about who and who was not selected to be at next week’s Democratic debates…specifically Mike Gravel. Also Randy in Coon Rapids calls in about immigration. And a discussion about Dennis Kucinich.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 22, 2019

Brett Johnson and Sam Turnberg host the Repartee. On tap: 7 current and former Senators say the regret Al Franken resigning. Did Franken’s resignation ultimately help or hurt Democrats in the 2018 elections? Affordable housing. The lack of attention it’s received on the campaign trail. Are landlords purposely driving up vacancies so they can convert…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 19 , 2019

Hunter talks about the media and its role helping the Republican Party spread that lie because they were afraid to be objective reporters and tell the truth to the American people. This is a form of political correctness, where political neutrality is privileged over facts. The GOP has been using this to tilt the playing…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 18, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes host the Repartee. On the show: The only two things that will erode Trump’s support are a tanking economy and an underage sex scandal (uh oh Jeff Epstein). Jim Hagedorn bans constituents he disagrees with from his office (snowflake), Laura Loomer visits a southern MN church (how Christian), Dean Phillips…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 17, 2019

On this MPR, Hunter and Erik arrive for Miercoles con los Muchachos. The discuss Trump’s racist tweets and take calls about the topic from listeners. Mike McIntee pocket dials in for an unannounced visit. Hunter details the progression of the Opiate Bill. And Epstein highlights the difference in prosecution faced by white vs. blue collar…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 16, 2019

We start today’s show on a lighter note with Hunter talking about bachelor fans being mad at KSTP for interrupting the Bachelor during severe weather. Then a conversation about how to call racism when you see/hear/experience it. And we take LOTS of your calls on the topic.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 15, 2019

Brett Johnson and Sam Turnberg are on today’s Repartee. Coming up: Are the left and the right really that far apart on immigration? Some scary stats on how bad rural farmers in MN and Wi are hurting Other local news including Klobuchar’s campaign struggles, MN pharmacies closing, Gazelka lying about the insulin bill

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 12, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes host today’s Repartee. We talk about: The Koch brothers are planning on backing a number of Democrats. Which 2020 MN races could see the Kochs back a DFL candidate? Apparently with nothing better to do, Trump triggers his followers to harass St. Louis Park city employees over the pledge of allegiance.…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 11, 2019

Traffic talk. Why do we get traffic jams? What can be done about them? A look at 494 and its constant backup problem. Women’s sports and why they should be treated equal and substidised like Men’s. case study on the WWE Women’s division and how well it has eolved and become as popular as the…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 10, 2019

Today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee is hosted by Hunter Hawes and Erik Nelson. Hunter describes the machinations and plottings of the ghoulish founder of Home Depot. Are there any alternatives? A Minneapolis police officer is helping the homeless community cope with the recent heatwave. The UK ambassador to the US is pressured to resign. Epstein’s connections…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 9, 2019

Hunter hosts today’s Repartee and talks about the passing of Ross Perot and the significance of the his candidacies. What did Perot actually stand for, what would have the country looked like if he had won, and would he have been another Trump like candidate/president?

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 8, 2019

Brett hosts the Repartee and talks about Jason Lewis getting more and more encouragement from conservatives to challenge Tina Smith. Then we speak with Sam Berger, Vice President of Democracy and Government Reform at the Center for American Progress about the census citizenship question and gerrymandering. And we playback part of Ellie Krug’s interview with…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 3, 2019

Hunter Hawes and Erik Nelson bust it down on this Miercoles con los Muchachos. Of all the candidates for Democratic primary who’d you trust to put on the best 4th of July fireworks display? The worst? Are Municipal liquor stores evidence of the government’s ability to be efficient. Could they be a model by which…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 1, 2019

Brett Johnson and Erik Nelson host today’s Repartee. On the show: Republican sabotage!!! From the goofy and harmless of conservatives donating to Marianne Williamson, to the more sinister of Koch brother backed Democrats. Remember in 2011 when state Senators in Wisconsin fled the state to try stopping Scott Walker’s anti-union bill? Well Oregon Republicans just…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 27, 2019

Doug, Hunter, and Brett are all on today’s Repartee as we recap last night’s day 1 debate. Also Hunter’s mom calls in to talk about how she viewed the debate being a Democratic voter who hadn’t followed any of the candidates previously.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 26, 2019

Today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee is hosted by Hunter Hawes and Erik Nelson. The muchachos begin the show by asking listeners what AM950 has meant to them and detail some of its history. Then the show shifts to discussion previewing the upcoming behemoth of a debate for the Democratic primaries. Hunter highlights some of the lesser…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 24, 2019

Trump Impeachment talk causes a lot of action from callers. Brett has a theory on how Bernie could still “win” without actually being the nominee We need a name for the MNGOP’s trifecta of possible candidates: Jason Lewis,Doug Wardlow, and Mike Lindell And more!

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 21, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes host today’s Repartee. We continue Ellie’s theme from the previous hour about Iran and speak with former CIA officer Jack Rice. Also: St. Cloud makes the NY Times for all the wrong reasons (racism, Islamophobia, and far right “activists”). Is anyone surprised? St. Cloud was/still is Michelle Bachmann territory. Republican…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 20, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes host the Repartee. We talk about: Remember when the founders talked about the “tyranny of the majority?” Brett thinks we have a far bigger problem with the “tyranny of the minority” due to Republican gerrymandering and the structure of the Senate. What can be done and why the 2020 candidates…

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